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of the southeast touching down in three counties. one of the hardest hit cities was hattiesburg, mississippi. good morning patti ann. the pictures and video are insane. watch the massive tornado hit through the heart of hattiesburg, mississippi. >> check this out. it is happening right outside my hotel. look at that. >> the devastating twister injuring dozens and injuring 4200 people without power. >> as the tornado traveled down the city's main street it mangled homes and businesses across the campus of university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it as it was crossing interstate 59. it was coming pretty fast. my heart was racing. i have lived here my whole life. this is surreal. hard to take it in right now. >> the powerful winds flipped cars and tossed a trampoline on top of a damaged red cross relief truck. the red cross center was complete dlis troyed. phil bryant plans to check out all of the damage. >>> thank you so much. i was watching last night. >> all clear now? >> we are still looking at more isolated severe weather across places of alabama and also expecting to see isolated severe wea
they captured in 2011. it shows a airport and city in afghanistan. this all comes as the senate intelligence committee will receive a classified document today. some members of congress are angry saying the white house targeted americans overseas without congressional oversight. reports showed two americans killed in 2011 were working for al-qaeda. we expect to learn more in the next hour, senators can question the defense secretary who is at a hearing this hour. also the white house spokesperson is meeting the media right now. live in washington. >> will iran's leader has rejected holding nudge negotiation was the united states. he rejected all direct negotiations. he said american threats don't frighten iran. however iran will take part in nuclear negotiations involving six world powers that include the united states. >> new, the president wrapped up his remarking at the national prayer breakfast in washington dc just about 45 minutes ago. the president, first lady and vice president all tended the event. its been a tradition for presidents to attend the prayer breakfast dating back to t
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
's very unusual to see a forecast like this. >> new york city going to see 12 to 18 inches. more like a foot of snowfall expected for new york city. with places like new york, you're under blizzard warnings out towards long island and northward. we will see, we think, blizzard conditions as those winds really begin to kick up. especially tonight. maybe 40, 50 miles per hour to blow that snow around and limit your visibility down below a quarter of a mile for a long period of time. you're in the rain right now. mixed with sleet. it is snow toward the north and cooler air settling in, it is all going to turn to snowfall. we've given this a nine out of ten. that means we're going to find very widespread impacts here to the city. a mixture of snow and rain here today. probably those winds up to around 20 to 30 miles per hour. then tonight it really gets going. the snow will be on the increase with eight to 12 inches falling. blizzard conditions will prevail as those winds kick up, and those blizzard conditions lasting even into tomorrow as the snow tapers off will still see the wind blowi
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
around latin america and the u.s. we will speak with daniel alarcÓn, author of, "lost city radio and annie correal. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas. on thursday, the white house directed the justice department to release a controversial 2010 memo to the house and senate intelligence committees. the memo details the administration's legal justification for targeting the american-born cleric anwar al awlaki, who ultimately died in u.s. drone strike in yemen. the memo's release follows growing calls from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for access to the administration's guidelines for drone strikes and other attacks targeting u.s. citizens overseas. a bipartisan senate letter demanding the memos earlier this week had accused the white house of "practicing secret law." it also follows this week's leaking of a white memo that allows for the killing of american
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
, the day he would have turned 18 years old. in new york city, peoples whose homes were ruined by superstorm sandy gathered on the steps of city hall to call for assistance and denounce squalid living conditions in shelters and hotels where they have been forced to live. thousands of people still remain in temporary housing more than three months after the storm. isaiah douglas laws is one of them. he describe the difficulty of his family's situation. >> we need assistance. this is too much for us to handle emotionally and physically. this is a scary situation. if i can ask for one thing, i just want to live in my home peacefully and go to sleep without worrying about anything. >> aid groups joined with evacuated families at the event tuesday to outline a series of demands for assisting low-income people left homeless by sandy. >> there are few things the city can do, first and foremost is to move families from unsafe and unsanitary conditions we have seen that some of these you back to me hotels. the second is to provide immediate services like food and transportation. the most important is
operations today. and the city's mass transit system will be back up and running tomorrow, jeff. >> jeff: terrell brown, thank you. also snowed in was new york's long island. and its main artery the long island expressway. from new york city the lie stretches eastward to river head, nearly 71 miles away. carrying an average 210,000 vehicles every day. except for yesterday, when nearly the entire eastern half was buried, strapping hundreds of cars. as of early this evening, the highway was still closed. tony guida has more. >> reporter: on a good day new yorkers call the traffic-choked long island expressway the world's longest parking lot. saturday was definitely not a good day. scores of cars marooned along the 70-mile roadway and adjacent highway by blowing, drifting snow. so many that police had to maneuver on snowmobiles and use forklifts to clear the vehicles. >> if they would have had a plow we would have been home already. >> reporter: priscilla arena stranded in her snowbound car feared she would die. on loose leaf paper she wrote what she thought would be her last words to her f
shows an airport in a surrounding city said to be kandahar in afghanistan. it also shows the drone allegedly landing at a base in eastern iran. now iran claimed it took control of the drone and landed it, but u.s. officials say the drone malfunctioned, and it was forced it land. that is the latest from the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed servic
all of new york state through vermont and new hampshire. some of our big cities, new york city's the trickiest forecast along with long island and coastal connecticut. we're going to go from snow tomorrow morning to a period of rain and heavy rain friday. and then over to a period of heavy snow as the storm leaves late friday night. that's why the storm totals are lower there. but hartford's going to be in the bull's-eye. again, boston, 18 to 24 inches possible. so that would probably cripple boston. travel would be difficult probably till maybe saturday night or maybe sunday morning. make your plan as cordingly. i know airlines are already starting to cancel flights and letting you change stuff for free. go ahead and do that now while you can. more updates throughout the morning here on "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. how do you keep an older car running like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should br
diagonalling them. we had a prayer vigil at city hall in public. there was no incidents, there was a great turnout. people showed that, coming down and you know, voting with their feet, so to speak and letting us know that they feel safe and they wanted to show support for the officers that have been involved in this and their families and to lift up prayers on their behalf. >> chief, i just heard the mayor say that riverside is safe and secure. i am sure that -- i hope the people feel that way and indeed, i hope they are. but you had two armed police officers on a routine duty who are not safe and secure. and they are armed. so this is a very dangerous situation. we have a rogue cop threatening to kill more fri. riverside, this was a random act of violence that came into our city. and so we responded appropriately and the police chief has led by example and is taking care of has troops, as well as our city. >> well, i wish all of you -- >> greta -- >> go ahead, chief. >> i wanted to add that we do believe that there was no specific target in riverside. i believe that these two officers un
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-modern civil lib snerts it's friday, february 8, and this is "now." >>> joining us today new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson, editor of "the new republic" frankly for, politico white house reporter carrie rudolph brown making her debut, and our old hand bloomberg white house correspondent hans nichol. there isn't much overlap between critics of george w. bush and barack obama unless you are talking counterterrorism. members of code pink, a group founded during the bush administration to protest the policies of waterboard and detention made their voices heard at yesterday's confirmation hearing for john brennan as cia director. >> they won't even tell congress what country we are killing children in. >> please -- >> senator feinstein. >> if you could please expedite the removal. >> more important than the children of pakistan and yemen? are they more important? do your job! >> the hearing serve as a public discussion of the most controversial counterterrorism policies that began under president george w. bush and, in part, have continued and expanded under president obama. brennan's defe
. but for new york city into new england, it's going to be a major winter storm. stay tuned if you plan on traveling that way. we're cold, 20s all around the region, that includes just about all of virginia, all of west virginia, maryland. reagan national now at 33. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties now mid to upper 20s. you need your warm winter coat this morning. later today, up into the low 40s and clouds. then we could get a mix of snow and sleet as the precipitation first arrives tonight as the storm develops over us. and we will have that changing over to just a cold rain after midnight. initially, maybe just a two-hour period of a couple of -- maybe some -- couple hours of snow, sleet, melting on roads, then all rain on friday. highs in the upper 40s. windy, colder friday night. we'll be down to the 20s by dawn saturday. could get flurries flying through the air. maybe a passing snow storm late friday into perhaps midday saturday. sun back saturday afternoon. a high only up around 40. 20s on sunday morning. me? mid 40s. starting off next week, chance for mo
to a pipe in his basement. kansas city police responsing to a chip from the missouri children's hotline found a 17-year-old boy locked up, appearing frail and hungry. the special needs teen told police he had been locked down there by his parents since september. according to a neighbor, the mother had been telling people that the boy had been out of town. after witnessing prior abuse, neighbors expected something was wrong. >> there were a couple times i came over here after school and he was sleeping on her front porch because they wouldn't let him in the house. it was sad. we cried a lot yesterday. >> three adults are in custody. the boy is in the care of the state now. >>> the boy scouts organization says it needs more time on whether to lift its ban on day troop and scout leaders. they were expected to vote on that proposal yesterday to allow local scout groups to make their own policies, but a decision was put off until the annual meeting in may. the scouts said it was due to the complexity of the issue. >> that will only ramp up the controversy surrounding the issue. >>> a baseba
in a century. the warnings could not be clearer. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: a snowstorm that hit the great lakes with snow and ice is joining another storm in the south to form a monster nor'easter. as many as 23 million people are in the path. some coastal areas hit by hurricane sandy are in the bull's-eye of a prolonged storm. some of sandy's survivors still living in tents on new york's staten island will have to move. floods threaten the northeast shoreline for thousands of miles. it's a dreaded sense of deja vu. along the new jersey shore. >> i think i'm going to have to move my things upstairs and see what happens. >> in case it floods? yeah. >> reporter: salt truck and plow operators from pennsylvania to maine are ready for a long haul. >> it will probably be a long four days. you know? which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: fears of power outages sent people to the supermarkets to stock up. sales of generators are brisk, and travelers have been changing plans, rebooking flights to avoid agonizing airline delays. >> they relaxed their po
. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it
of privacy he will have now. want to go live to vatican city inside of rome, italy, where father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. he is live in the vatican. that is place where he spent many years working. father, hello to you. explain the message from the pontiff today. >> sure, bill. the whole issue of his privacy that he brought up is very interesting pause it is true that he was saying, after i retire, right, coming up tomorrow as you said at 8:00 p.m. rome time, i'm not just going to be a private citizen of the world anymore where i can go as he said and give conferences or talks. he said, no, i will always be the one who was pope. it is now pope emeritus. he said the way he will be a pope emeritus by being in a monastery and convent, making reference to st. benedict, who was a monk. he said that is the type of life i will lead. quiet in prayer, doing service to the church, instead of going back to be what he was before he became pope. very interesting. there will not be a pope making commentary on the new pope, words and actions. bill: i think when we think about his
showing an aerial view of an airport and city. iran claims the city is kandahar in afghanistan. we haven't heard from the pentagon on the latest development. but the u.s. did confirm in 2011 this one of its unmanned drones went missing. >>> those drones will likely be one of the most heated talked points during john brennan's confirmation hearing. he's president obama's pick to head the cia. he'll face tough questions from democrats and republicans. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in a written response to those lawmakers he faces later today, brennan says that those drone strikes are rare but are legal. he is defending them and will talk more about that today. he'll be asked more about that today as the top counterterror adviser for the president. the white house also releasing what had been a classified memo to lawmakers on these intelligence committees with the legal justification for why the u.s. thinks or, as the white house put, it we're doing this for the right reasons in the right way. but the ucla, privacy groups
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across the city remain under guard. the homes of more than 50 lapd families threatened in dorner's manifesto. >> we will capture dorner, we will bring him to justice. >> reporter: investigators say the axle on dorner's truck broke. he left weapons and camping gear behind, torching it all, perhaps a sign his plans went awry, forced to change course. in the mountains east of los angeles, some 600 cabins searched. that trail now cold. dorner sightings pouring in. a los angeles lowe's home store was emptied sunday after a false alarm. shoppers forced out single file. heavy police response. no dorner but plenty of frayed nerves. now, lapd saying their tactical alert has now been taken down for the moment at least because they have dosh they don't have so many calls around the dorner issue and they're able to handle everything but at the moment it's a huge expense for this agency to keep those 50 families under 24-hour protection. wolf. >> the prosecutor, the riverside county district attorney is briefing reporters. >> -- shot at in the city of corona in our county and then the survivi
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, even new york city now with blizzard warnings, expecting 12 to 18 inches there. this is going to be a blockbuster storm. the big question is can we get everybody off the roads in time? that's what the desire is hout . the government says, look, i want all unnecessary vehicles off the road by noon tomorrow. so if we have a scene like you see behind me here, larry, where i-93 is backlogged at this time tomorrow night, we're going to have a disaster on our hands. that means some of these people are going to be spend being the night in their cars riding out the storm. 35 years ago the famous blizzard of '78 it was rush hour and people got trapped in their cars. if they are in their cars this time, the same thing will happen. history will repeat itself. we will also have hurricane force gusts along the coastline. some of these areas that were weakened by sandy will be very, very vulnerable certainly to the storm surge and the wave action that will happen with this huge nor'easter. we expect to measure this one with a yard stick, larry, two to three feet expected here in boston. >>
the city because we can't move with all the snow that's surrounded the tri state area. >> 40 inches, in all of my years of broadcasting, i don't think i've reported one pound in the lower 48, but 40 inches. >> alisyn: is that right? >> i think anna has those computations. >> tucker: and this is a time-lapsed video with the camera attached to the ruler. as the snow passes, the snow gets higher, higher, ultimately burying that clock. >> alisyn: and old school. look at that technology and roads are left undrivable and many people are without power as we mentioned. anna kooiman is live with an update. >> reporter: good morning, you guys and good morning to everybody at home. folks in the northeast are still dealing with a tremendous amount of snow and some folks trapped in their homes and getting neighbors and emergency crews to drig thdrig-- dig them out. we're in milford, connecticut as you can see at the sidewalk that's been plowed out it tells the story. 13 years, the snow is going be to be covering here for quite a while and folks are going to be dealing with t driving around, nearly noth
for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeast is dif
put up by the city of los angeles, the city of riverside, where a policeman was killed on thursday, and the city of irvine, where two people, the first victims were believed to have been killed a week ago today. this money is coming from government organizations, from police law enforcement, from private donors, from corporate donors in the city, these cities. they say they've raised about half of the $1 million goal, but they sdpoekt gexpect to get tha million to put up for a reward for the information leading to the arrest and capture of dorner. the search is going on. the most visible part of the search up in big bear lake in the san bernardino mountains. very snowy up there right now. the san bernardino sheriff says they have about 25 officers out today supported by a helicopter. that's about a quarter of the number of officers they had at the beginning of the search. but as they've sort of whittled down the number of vacant lodges and cabins up there that they've got to check, they're shifting the manpower accordingly. and of course, that is the area where they found dorner's
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
of sadr city. prime minister maliki had told his predecessor stay out of sadr city. because the head of that militia now solder was in some kind of alliance with maliki. petraeus comes in. he just doesn't. a distance this guy into sadr city. does away for any approval. so that's kind of how he operates. within nine months this is actually working. there is a huge decline in sectarian violence. there's a huge decline in casualties off all kinds. but here's where we are coming to the problem to have a problem with the counterinsurgency theory generally. petraeus have said all along that what his goal was, the whole idea of this campaign was to create some breathing space. the zone of security so that the iraqi factions, sunni, shia, kurds and others, they can get their act together. they can forge a coherent government without having to worry about getting blown up every 10 minutes. the problem was that maliki, shia leader of iraq had no interest in doing this. you don't interest in setting up an oil revenue sharing plan with the cities. he had no interest in bringing in a lot of these
killed when a blast tore through the company's headquarters in mexico city. more than 100 people were injured. crews are combing through the rubble looking for anyone who may still be trapped. >>> president obama is losing another cabinet member. steven chu plans to resign in a few weeks. the noble prize recipient has been a leading candidate for energy alternatives. a solar company went bankrupt after receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking abo
of this country. and, of course, wolf, on a day like this when there's intense fighting in the city of damascus, that feeling that seems to be moving closer, the conflict is getting worse, it's something weighing more heavily on the minds of the people in damascus. >> fred, you've been in damascus for a few days. give us a sense how close the fighting is getting, right into the heart of the capital. >> well, i'll tell you something, wolf, today was the most intense fighting that we've seen since we got here a couple of days ago and people who have been speaking here from damascus say this is the worst fighting that they've seen since the conflict began more than two years ago. when they woke up, artillery was coming down pretty much the entire time. the past couple of days there's been a shell fired every five, six, seven minutes. today there was a barrage. i made it to a suburb south of damascus. when we made it there, we sort of filmed what was going on. you could just see plumes of smoke over that town. you could clearly see that a lot of very heavy ordinance had been dropped on that place a
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